It is an opportunity for employees from all over the country to meet and compete informally.
Today, organisations have become more conscious about the physical health and wellbeing of their employees. Sound health is important for employees to be more productive, both at work and at home. Organisations have introduced policies catering to employee wellness, such as free medical checkup, yoga in between office hours, gym and sports at other times.
Working towards employee wellbeing, HDFC bank organises ‘Josh Unlimited’, which is a sports competition for its employees. This event is organised every year by the Bank in different cities in the country. The sixth edition of ‘Josh Unlimited’ has been launched at Srinagar. This year, the competition will be organised in 29 cities across India.
This annual sports competition consists of sports, such as cricket, football, badminton, athletics, carrom, chess, volleyball, box cricket, lagori and table tennis. The employees can participate in multiple sports.
The event is one of the largest for employees of HDFC Bank in the country. In 2016, the event was organised in 27 cities over a period of five months, and saw participation by 17000 employees of HDFC.
In the launch event at Srinagar, more than 400 employees and their families participated, from Baramulla, Anantnag, Pulwama and Sopore.
This sports event increases employee engagement, employee wellbeing and team spirit.
Speaking about the event, Naina Panse, head-employee engagement, HDFC Bank, said: “As a responsible corporate citizen, we encourage all our employees to make sports, a part of their lives, and provide platforms, such as Josh Unlimited to enable this. Through this event, employees working at different locations come together for a day of friendly competition. Josh Unlimited helps them build team spirit and camaraderie in a more informal setting.”
Zubair Iqbal, circle head- Jammu & Kashmir, HDFC Bank said, “I am excited to be part of Josh Unlimited in Srinagar. Physical activity is an important aspect of our overall health and wellbeing. I am happy that we have this excellent platform at HDFC Bank, which gives us the opportunity to participate in various sporting events. I hope to see many of my colleagues and their families during the course of this competition.”